The iOS Developer Community Survey

Why is this survey important?

This page contains analysis and opinion by Dave Verwer.

As developers, more and more of our interactions happen on the internet, and that can be problematic. Twitter and other social networks are echo chambers, and it’s easy to be influenced by the voices of prominent members of the community. That’s not always a good thing, and I know I’m part of the problem! The fact that so many of you read my words every week is a responsibility I take seriously.

It’s all too easy to read something on the internet and take it as truth. Have you ever found yourself wondering whether the app architecture you use is good enough because you hear someone talk about MVVM, or VIPER, or some other architecture that could equally be a number written in roman numerals? 😂

This survey is a unique chance to find out what the whole community thinks about the state of Apple platform development, not just a few people. That’s why I created it.

Who is involved?

Just the community! It’s so common to companies publish survey results, infographics, or “The state of…” reports as lead generation tactics. That’s not automatically a bad thing, but we should always look carefully at why something exists.

There’s no company behind this! It’s just me and you, the community. Apple isn’t involved, although I’m sure they’re watching the results carefully. Yes, Vettery and MacStadium are kindly sponsoring the site, but they didn’t have any influence on the questionnaire design, data collection, or presentation of the results.


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